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Aug 19, 2009 5:00pm EDT
airborne to look at an extraordinary effort by the u.s. military to save lives in the middle of the war, welcome aboard an air ambulance. >>> and germany wants a million electric vehicles on the road by 2020. we'll plug you in on how they plan to do it. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible, in part, by the following funders -- major support has also been provided by the peter g. peterson foundation dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. >> good evening, i'm martin savidge. >>> if you woke up this morning and turned on the news you might have felt a sense of discouragement about what you were hearing out of afghanistan and iraq. more than 5,000 american troops have died in those two countries since troops were deployed to afghanistan in the fall of 2001 and iraq in the spring of 2003. and hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent but all these years later neither country tonight seems especially secure. we'll take y
Aug 2, 2009 1:00pm EDT
for joining us. >>> the remains of the first american pilot shot down over iraq during the 1991 persian gulf war are finally back home. navy captain michael scott speicher disappeared when his plane went down over anbar province on the first night of the war. his remains have been recovered and positively identified. the discovery should end years of speculation that speicher survived and was held captive. according to the navy an iraqi civilian told u.s. forces early last month that he had witnessed the crash. another iraqi told the marines he saw speicher's body being buried after the crash. >>> the state department trying to find out what happened to three americans who were taken into custody in iran. iranian media report they were arrested for crossing illegally from iraq into iran. a fourth american who was supposed to join them on a hike through the kurdish region of iraq apparently fell ill and stayed behind. one of the americans detained in iran is pennsylvania. his mother spoke to cnn radio network. >> my husband and i are eager for the best welfare and conditions for our son josh
Aug 6, 2009 3:00pm EDT
and the senate, are they going to be willing to be on the same plan they are asking us to be on? >> in fact, several democratic members of congress now have canceled their town hall meetings, we learned, at least one, represent brad miller of north carolina, is saying, he has gotten a death threat. that's what he is saying. now, if you were with us here tuesday, when we first started following the story, you heard a charge by a congressman, congressman lloyd doggett who joined me here. on video, you see him being chased from this forum on to a parking lot. he told us this isn't some ground swell of grass roots rage. he says it is being coordinated and scripted. >> i think the script is des sem nated through the republican party and websites that they are going through and through some of the private organizations that are helping orchestrate all this. >> now, i should say that there does seem to be some evidence that the congressman may be right at least in some part. i, and my staff, have watched video after video of some of these meetings. we hear many of the same slogans repeated again a
Aug 2, 2009 7:00am EDT
the latest information. the fourth hiker is at the u.s. embassy in baghdad. >>> to canada where a stage collapsed in the middle of an outdoor music festival killing one person. police say 15 other people were injured at big valley jam boree in alberta. a storm quickly rolled in while some 15,000 people were watching the festival yesterday. the crowd started to evacuate. that is when the stage came crashing down. police say emergency services helped rescue some people trapped under that rubble. >>> a man who caused a lot of nervous moments at laguardia airport has been forced to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. he's accused of bringing a fake bomb to the airport yesterday. as susan reports -- >> reporter: a bomb scare disrupted flights for hours. >> it's sad. >> reporter: 32-year-old man approached this checkpoint. a law enforcement source says he began intoxicated and was carrying a backpack. outside in plain view were two square batteries with wires sticking out. when asked not to move, again, allegedly failed to comply. he looked at though he was trying to wish a switch but nothing h
Aug 19, 2009 5:00pm EDT
issues. >> thank you for inviting us to have this hearing. we are delighted to participate. virtually our entire economy, our defense system, depends on the electronic medication systems that are extremely vulnerable and under constant attack. the vast majority of the systems are owned and operated by the private sector. unfortunately, virtually all the economic incentives regarding cyber security favor the attackers. the area to defend is virtually a -- limitless. defense is difficult to coordinate an expensive compared to the return on investment. the good news is that we know a great deal about how to prevent and stop these attacks. the bad news is, we are just not doing it. price waterhouse coopers study of over 1000 companies found that those who follow the industry best practices could prevent almost -- and almost entirely mitigate the attacks against him. the 2008 date of age in the database breach report studied and concluded that 87% of the bridges could of been avoided if reasonable and identifiable security practices had been followed. the chief of intermission assurance for th
Aug 2, 2009 6:00am EDT
through. >> tough stuff. great story. >> it's early for us. you need breakfast in the morning. gumbo not exactly the breakfast of champions. we were not picky. gumbo, well tell you how to make it. it's matter of the new cookbook. we'll tell you how you can be part of that cookbook. let's talk about the stories we're following overnight. >>> an outdoor stadium collapses in canada. one person is dead. some of those injuries are critical. one survivor describing this frightening scene. >>> we get access to the show on stage. the next thing i know we're running off. 20 feet up on the stage and the wind gusts came out of nowhere. and the whole deck smashes. the next thing i know there's concrete and something on top of my back. i can't see a thing. all i'm doing is yelling for my sister. children on the deck with us. it was awful. i thought my life was ending because it was dark and black. there was a tiny hole that i crawled through and probably, i don't know, a good 50 feet i had to jump. the injuriyest part of my life. >> this was in canada, 15,000 people were attending this concert, a
Aug 30, 2009 11:00am EDT
immediate yam that made barack obama ever give us an abe lincoln. for good and ill, how would history be different today if tv images had not made michael dukakis the object of ridicule and if chase had not lamb popped ford as a klutz. and teddy, truics watched him, gradually got to know him. his fears and his real concerns for others. what i discovered about the inner world of the last kennedy. i'm chris matthews. welcome. >> michele norris hosts "all things considered. bill plant from the "cbs news." and andrea mitchell covers foreign affairs for abc and howard fineman is with us. television now nonstop is a vehicle that gives us the news of the day and in many ways, it is what makes leaders and demolishes and defines the losers. television has changed history because turning points have been played and replayed and now on the internet. let's look at how things have changed in the last 60 years. communism was at one time the number one fear. tv fed that fear but also destroyed the fear amongerer. it brought live hearings into the living room. here's what the lucky few that had tv, j
Aug 22, 2009 5:00pm EDT
law enforcement officers tells us the remains were so badly mutilated investigators had to use the serial numbers on her breast implants to identify her. her nude body was found in a dumpster behind an apartment complex. she was stuffed inside a suitcase. an arrest warrant was issued thursday for reality tv contestant ryan jenkins who is from canada. nancy grace talked to a royal canadian mounted police official about the search there. >> straight out to sergeant duncan with royal canadian mounted police. he joins us from vancouver. thank you for being with us. sergeant, i understand many authorities believe he is hiding in the metro vancouver area. why do they believe that? >> well, at this point i guess, nancy, some of the original indicators were that he might be attempting to enter canada. at this point we haven't confirmed that he is in canada, but we are obviously not taking any chances and ordering a thorough investigation to figure out if he is here. >> jenkins and fiore were married in march. cnn has been unable to confirm reports that marriage was annulled. >>> the in
Aug 29, 2009 12:00am EDT
a stormy meeting between hamid karzai and the u.s. special envoy. >>> in japan unemployment sores on the eve of national elections there. a youth movement sweeping the country and the party that has ruled japan for decades may be on the way out. >>> in sub-saharan africa, malaria still kills more than a million people a year. now comes hope of a vaccine that could save countless lives. >>> and sailing solo. tonight, a look at two teens and their quest to go arou world alone. in britain, it's considered a challenge. in holland, it could be a case of child abuse. >> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible in part by the following funders -- >> major support has also been provided by the peter g. peterson foundation dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. >>> good evening. i'm martin savidge. >>> we are going to start tonight with afghanist, where the death of a u.s. soldier today made this the deadliest month of the eight-ye
Aug 2, 2009 5:00pm EDT
, it is bittersweet. >> the navy says an iraqi civilian told u.s. forces early last month that he had witnessed the crash. another iraqi told marines that he saw speicher's body being buried after the crash. >>> the state department is trying to find out what happened to three americans who were taken into custody in iran. iranian media reports they were arrested for crossing illegally from iraq into iran. a fourth american who was supposed to join them on a hike through the kurdish region of iraq apparently fell ill and stayed behind. one of the americans detained in iran is from pennsylvania. his mother spoke to cnn radio network. >> my husband and i are eager for the best welfare and conditions for our son josh and for the other two it companions he's with. and that is our only concern, his welfare, and the best conditions for him. >> the state department says the swiss ambassador to tehran is trying to get information about the detained americans. the u.s. has no diplomatic relations with iran. >>> for president obama and his administration, a six-month checkup. he gathered his entire cabin
Aug 14, 2009 11:00pm EDT
. harrington with 11, 12, and 13 to drop to two under. tiger used that window to begin to pull away. playing the 362 yard par 4, 14th. he's requesting to try to drive it on the green. and guess what? this one ends up on the back fringe. we remind you, a 362 yard par 4. he would bird hey from there to move to 6 under. next up, the par 5, 15th. this is harrington's second shot, from the fairway bunker. up over a bunker, on to the green. paddy said afterwards, tiger told me he'd pay to see someone do that. so i asked him for 50s. shoots a 73. finishes 3 under through two rounds. tiger on 15. third shot chipping from off the green to within a foot. he would tap in. birdie. moves to 7 under. three shots on 15, birdie putt. and the would bogie 18, shoot 70 for his second round. phil mickelson trying to make a late run putting with the eagles on the 7th hole on the front nine. he started on the back nine. makes it, shoots a 74. second straight day. sits at plus 4. 11 shots back of tiger woods. who is the story. four-shot lead over five players, lee westwood, ian poulter five off of missing the cut.
Aug 2, 2009 4:00pm EDT
lawrence is tracking these developments. he is joining us from los angeles. chris? >> reporter: frederica about a month ago, an iraqi citizen came forward and told the u.s. military about the possible location of captain speicher's grave. and it was in an area very close to where the military had found pieces of his shattered airplane way back in 1993. now the marines went to that part of the desert where another iraqi citizen told them he remembered an american jet crashing and told them he was there when the bedouins found captain speicher's body near the crash site and buried him there. so the u.s. military went out to that site and it took several days over the past week, but they did find captain speicher's remains. they found bone fragments, skeletal fragments, multiple skeletal flagments, actually. and then those were flown to dover air force base where the military medical examiner was able to match his jaw bone with captain speicher's accidental records and that's how they confirmed his positive identification. the family spokesman tells us just a few minutes ago that they are ex
Aug 22, 2009 1:00pm EDT
. there was a fire at a median security prison just south of lexington housing 1,200 inmates. guards had to use tear gas to get the prisoners under across. eight inmates and eight staff workers were injured but no one had to be admitted to the hospital. >> right now we're happy to report to you that the facility is secure, the inmates are accounted for. we had minimal injuries which are still being assessed to the inmates. and as far as we know right now, minimal if any injuries right now to any staff or department of corrections personnel. >> state police haven't said why the inmates rioted. the prison have been on lockdown when the inmates -- prison officials decided to relax that shortly before the rioting started. >>> as long as they're in lifelong and monogamous same-sex relationships, gays and lesbians can serve as clergy in the lutheran church. the previous policy of the church allowed gays to serve as members of professional rosters only if they were celibate. gays and lesbians recht about 2% of the population. >>> we have learned new details about the killing of a former swimsuit model in c
Aug 28, 2009 8:30am EDT
that works. >> well i think the fundamental issue for us is to make certain that we focus on getting and keeping everyone covered. and while many people strongly believe in the public options for reasons i will be glad to explain later, it really is a diversion. we have 45 million uninsured. if we really understand who those people are,e think there are ways to address the barriers to insurance that they face. tavis: all right. so tell me more then. who are these persons and how do we address the barriers? >> well, let's take the 45 million and segment them and break them down. there are 11 million of the 45 million who are eligible today for a program like medicaid or the state children's health insurance program. we don't find them. we don't get them enrolled and therefore they are uninsured. one of the things i would like to see is more energy and enthusiasm to find and locate those people who are eligible today for insurance but we simply don't reach out to find them. if we take another part of the uninsured, about 10% are college and university students. we know where to find th
Aug 1, 2009 11:00pm EDT
delta when we visited three years after ken's death when he said directly to us shell is responsible for my son's death. as we sat there listening to the father, the son and grandson, who i was sitting next to judith browne chomsky. she was our guest for the hour. judith browne chomsky was one of the leading attorneys in this case that led to this landmark settlement. when i asked noam tonight how he would like to be introduced, he said tell them i am the brother-in-law of judith browne chomsky. [applause] judith is married to noam's younger david, david. noam was born december 7, 1928 in philadelphia. by the age of ten, he was writing an extended essay against fascism and about the spanish civil war. don't be discouraged. [applause] at 14, he was getting his education, as he tells it, in the back of the 72nd street subway station here in new york. you go up the front, that is where you buy newspapers and the french newspaper stand where people would rush by, by their papers and go but it was the back, less populated stand where the stragglers would be where his uncle ran the newspap
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Aug 11, 2009 4:00pm EDT
on general motors? this is one of the reasons. this promises to be the first one out in the u.s., the first all electric vehicle, although it does come with that engine that will get 230 miles to the gallon. with the electric charge as well as the engine. be very careful about this. the 230 is a city mpg, not a highway mpg. this benefits from being in the city. it you go 20 miles to work and come home 20 miles, you will not use a drop of gas. if you try to go across the country, it is a very different story, but you will still get good mileage. cd styling on it? this is what gm thinks people actually want. this is a car that has something for everyone. perhaps something for the folks at lifestyle. something for the folks who like the environment. and it is $40,000. will people buy it? i guess that remains to be seen, but it is making a good showing. shepard: and do we know how far this can go on a tank of gas? i have heard reports that it is a relatively small tank. how far can ago -- neil: do we know how far this can go on a tank of gas? >> they have not settled on a gas tank size. somewhe
Aug 19, 2009 3:00pm EDT
they're going to have reconciliation, the idea of putting us through with democrats only. they want to hold that over the heads of this deal in order to encourage republicans to stay at the table. >> and what about any reaction yet to the numbers today? 59% of people polled in this quinnipiac poll saying they shouldn't do this alone. they want to see something bipartisan done. >> that's always an answer you're going to get from the public. the public always claims they want a shird party, too, if you ask them. wouldn't it be nice to have a third party to compete. you would get a big number for that, but this is one of those where the result is always going to look stronger and the idea of bipartisanship than reality. i guess i wouldn't take that poll question -- i wouldn't say that that poll question is the be all, end all issue. >> got you. thank you so much. good to see you. >>> and now, "the bigger picture." there's a whole new level of misinformation that seems to be stoking republican protesters showing up at town halls across the country. case in point, last night at a senior
Aug 26, 2009 10:00pm EDT
marks the passing of the anchor of the first family of politics. >> pray that what he was to us and what he wished for others will some day come to pass for all the world. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm brian bolter. >>> i'm shawn yancy. last-minute funeral arrangements for senator kennedy are underway right now including plans to bring him back to our area. >> flags are flyingat half staff tonight at the capitol where kennedy carried out his nearly five-decade career as well as along the national mall and across the country. laura evans starts us off with more on his life and legacy. >> reporter: across the country and around the world people are remembering senator ted kennedy's nearly half century of service spent shaping key policies. he was known as the liberal lion and there is no doubt he left his mark on the history of american politics. >> the work goes on. the cause endures. the hope still lives. and the dreams shall never die. >> reporter: edward kennedy served 47 years in the senate, longer than all but two other senators in u.s. history. but no one can top his legislative a
Aug 14, 2009 7:00am EDT
. 202-737-0002 for democrats. we also have a line for independents, and send us a tweed. inside "usa today" the health- care battle bubbling over in town hall forums across the nation this month, shifting to tv screens. if you go to the website, a $12 million edged campaign committee latest wave of ads in support of the president's plan. mike allen joins us. can you explain what this is all about. guest: the $12 million buy, which is the first of tens of millions of dollars of money going out in support of the president's plant is an effort by white house allies to counter all the great coverage we have been seeing on c-span and elsewhere of these raucous town halls. as you know, this is the reversal of the landscape that president clinton faced back in 1993 when the air waves were very much dominated by the opposition. >> this is coming -- host: this is coming at the same time as the net routes meeting in michigan, and "usa to the" is pinning it $57 million in health-care advertising. guest: it is like a presidential campaign if you are in ohio you will see more of the
Aug 15, 2009 7:00am EDT
at to get us going. the first is from brett green who writes for the denver under the title of a better america immersed from woodstock. he writes woodstock means little until you place it in the larger context of the society unravelling around the young adults. from their parents generation, they had absorbed rich idealism for social and economic justice. the piece by brett green and author in denver goes on to say, it was an interlude arriving in the context of more social and political upheaval than most americans have witnessed. it was a chaotic but peaceful interlude to a forthcoming breakdown between government and the governed when combined, it would end an unpopular war. i want to talk for the first half-hour, your thoughts, did a better america emerge from woodstock. the numbers ... twitter address is cspanwj. if you have called us in the last 30 days, send your comment via e-mail or twitter and give others a chance. >> what was it about the gathering, this carnival, this music festival that influenced your political evolution and did a better america emerge from wo
Aug 24, 2009 12:00pm EDT
's, it's certainly used as steve just referenced in not only russia's western periphery, but there are leaderships in central and eastern europe who are integrated into the european union and nato who are still quite concerned. and from their standpoints that could be justifiable. whether there will be russian military intervention into former central and east european territories -- and i'm speaking about countries already integrat into the european union and nato as full members -- i highly doubt it. however, when you see the european union as i just touched upon briefly in my presentation increasing this eastern partnership or outreach to your raise ya and os -- eurasia and ostensibly for energy assistance and development which includes countries such as georgia if i'm not mistaken, couries which may never become european union members in the next 5-10 years but i couldn't say for sure how that will evolve, i have to believe that it's less a matter of sphere of influence in military terms as it is in staking out the absolute requirement for energy supplies becausi don
Aug 5, 2009 3:00pm EDT
someone was using a firearm inside of there. >> it was pretty intense. when you get a chance to think about it, it happened so fast. once you realize when you were outside what happened, you saw the people running around. there was people that were shot and bleeding. it was a lot to take in. >> joining us now is dr. judy, clinical psychologist. how are you? >> you are welcome. tragic story. >> always good to see you. maybe we can learn something from this guy. what was his problem with women? i don't know if you caught this when i was reading it. >> no girlfriend since 1984. who knows why. i'm not ugly or too weird. no sex since july, 1990 when i was 29 years old. who talks or keeps data like that around. >> a lot of people feel rejected. there are men rejected, women rejected. you also read that he hated his mother and used some very nasty words toward her. when psychologically this kind of rejection from everyone. 30 million women, no sex. he is spewing this and blaming his mom. it gets very, very deep. most of us know how to deal with rejection and get over it. some people, like he
Aug 30, 2009 9:00pm EDT
and listen to his words. next on this special edition of "larry king live." thank you for joining us. ted kennedy was an american legendment while his last name garnered him attention. his ka rirn the senate allowed him to carve his own legacy. the youngest of nine children he outlived all three of his brothers, joe jr., jack, bobby, he entered the senate in 1962 and over the decades emerged as an influential and iconic figure in the democratic party. i had the privilege of interviewing senator kennedy several times. we often talked about his family legacy and world famous last name. what is it like to be a kennedy, to be a ted kennedy? i mean, you drive around and it is the kennedy center, and then there is the kennedy, and it can never leave you, it can't leave you? and you live and you work here? what is that like? >> well i think the first impression that i have always had is how fortunate i've been to have grown up in a family and been able to learn what i tried to learn and continue to learn, but most of all learned what i did from wonderful parents and great brothers and sisters. m
Aug 11, 2009 2:00am EDT
we help them to enhance what they had, to use it better, and to use additional functions around population management and care planning. we fanlight -- we found that our criticisms were helpful and they could do it. most of them came back to was very excited about it, but says they were paying for this themselves, to sustain this day needed change meant in the payment that a guy. we call this paid-for-proactive care, for all setting and interviewing for behavioral change and education. mber per month is . is really helpful to see some cost savings and the clinics really needed to be able to refer whoever they could -- that they saw the need for, into the program to make it work, to make that efficiency work. so that's really what i had to say. thank you again for having me. >> thank you. sue, take us to colorado. >> thank you. it's my pleasure to talk about the medicaid medical homes for children pilot that we initiated a couple of years ago. and i'd like to share some brief background to put it into context. when governor bill ritter came into office in 2007, healthcare was a t
Aug 22, 2009 11:00pm EDT
us sort of specific descriptions that a medical professional would recognize. what you saw, how you approached the problem, who was doing what. >> ok. the -- the people that were there were -- that i remember and i'm sure there were others, were myself. a nurse, diane bowen, i think, and two interns. marty white who's now -- well, head of the organ bank here in dallas. a lot of people still around. and an oral surgery resident whose name i don't remember right now. oral surgery intern. so that was the team. your job in a patient who's severely injured kind of goes in the steps of do what takes -- keeps each patient alive, then you go back and evaluate the injuries in more detail and make your long-term plan. first, you need a way to breathe second you have to be breathing and third your heart has to be pumping and fourth, head has got to be working, your nervous system has to work. your job is to see what's going of within the airways and breathing and see what's going won the circulation. then you look at neurological function. the -- usually one person kind of takes charge and one
Aug 24, 2009 7:00am EDT
in this morning. you also reach us by e-mail,, and on twitter. the obama's are not in the white house this week, but the white house will have a special visitor this week. a philadelphia family will get a tour of the white house. one dozen of the descendants of jennings will view the famous gilbert stuart portrait of washington. the story this morning that we are asking you about is afghanistan. here is the front page of "the new york times." the military says that the afghan forces is insufficient. "military troops sought for procurement in war. the chief envoy to the region this weekend said that they did not have enough troops to do their job, pushed past their limits by taliban rebels who operate across the borders. taliban insurgents continued to bombard the towns and villages with rockets despite a new influx of american troops. in eastern afghanistan, a network of militants has become a main source of attacks against american troops and their afghan allies." further down, "the assessment comes after stanley mcchrystal revealed that he was working to complete a major war s
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Aug 25, 2009 8:00pm EDT
feds really force us to buy insurance? is it legal investigates. >> bill o'reilly called me a pinhead, which is a, not true. and, b, really funny coming from a [bleep] like him. [ laughter ] bill: is bill maher making conan o'brien than uncomfortable? body language has the answer. plus, dennis miller raring to go this evening. caution, you where to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thank you for watching us tonight. leadership at president obama that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. unless you are a hard core obama hater, you have got to be a bit sorry for the president today. on his first day of vacation, his attorney general announces a investigation of the cia. something obama publicly stated he doesn't want. then the administration announced the deficit is $2 trillion more than the white house thought it was. who knew? all of this within 24 hours plaintiff obama arriving on martha's vineyard. and there
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Aug 25, 2009 11:00pm EDT
click on the upper right side for the forum and blogger with us. we are open 365, 24/7 -- blog with us. bill o'reilly is next. good night from new york city. she may divorce him. bill: "the o'reilly factor" is on. tonight: >> he and cheney need to go to the hague and stand in the dock. >> we can fire this president and put him in [bleep] jail. >> attorney general holder asked to initiate a criminal investigation. bill: victory for the left. holder says he will now investigate cia abuse against the apparent will of president obama. but is there more to this story? >> we should not be discussing any government run program because the history of the government run program. they've gone down the tubes. bill: there are questions about whether government mandated health care is constitutional. county feds really force us to buy insurance? is it legal investigates. >> bill o'reilly called me a pinhead, which is a, not true. and, b, really funny coming from a [bleep] like him. [ laughter ] bill: is bill maher making conan o'brien than uncomfortable? body language has the answer. plus,
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Aug 30, 2009 3:00am EDT
hope to be there when it does. from all of us here in new york huckabee,staff of good knigh night and see you, everybody. god bless. captioned by, closed captioning services, inc. said a criminal. >> my apw were black because of blood. >> oliver: the only war america lpu could we have won? >> easily, easily. >> oliver: was itúqpw>=med fromy the start? >> you wanted an advisor who would tell him what he wanted to hear. in beirut, next news break, bottom of the t'r?ries with oliver north"q ÷y american infantryman can't be pushed, they have to be led from tzu front. this statue called follow me úwú/es tzu spirit of the the perilous business of war on the ground. on the gr north, this is war stories. coming to you from fort coming t georgia, home of the u.s. army infantry since 1918. during the 1960's and 70's, hundreds of thousands of young@@ soldiers honed their combat skills here. but american involvement in southeast asia began years before our first air and ground combat units arrived in 1965. early in the cold war against communists, the eisenhower administration s
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Aug 3, 2009 11:00am EDT
one of us. the senate still has this week to go before it breaks for august. for the lawmakers going back home, they are getting an earful from the public. shannon bream is on the hill for us. what kind of reaction has there been among voters? >> it has not been all positive. last week, we saw that a senator from maryland got an earful from a town hall meeting. both republicans and democrats have talked about this august recess being positive. we know the democrats wanted to get a bill done before the recess. it happened again this weekend. kathleen sebelius and senator arlen specter went home. it wanted to talk to people. what they heard was not a positive bunch of feedback. here's what they got. >> i look at this health-care plan and i see nothing that is about health or about care. what i see is a bureaucratic nightmare, senator. medicaid is broke. medicare is broke. social security is broke. you want us to believe that a government that cannot even run a cash for clunkers program is going to run 1/7 of the u.s. economy? >> that is a reaction we are seeing. these town halls are sc
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Aug 6, 2009 4:00pm EDT
, right? >> i am saying there is a trust gap that is growing, and as you just articulately put it for us, we are seeing promises being broken in other regards, and when it comes to my personal privacy, the privacy of my own conversation and, neil, as i might add, this is not about a suspicious suitcase being left in the middle of grand central station or some vehicle parked somewhere that looks suspicious. this is something that has something to do with the core fundamental principles of health care, and we are having our debate about that. if we are not able to have that in the privacy of our own homes and in casual conversation, this is no longer america. neil: thank you. we would read what kevin has put out, because he has framed this debate way beyond a liberal or conservative conversation. left, white, red, blue. this is just plain illegal. our senior analyst judge andrew napolitano joins us. it is illegal? >> yes. when richard nixon was worried about anti-war protesters during the vietnam era, he said fbi agents and undercover cia agents under cover, which is against the law to be
Aug 27, 2009 12:00am EDT
the inaugural lunch causes concern. >> right now a part of me is with him. and i think that's true for all of us. this is a joyous time. but it's also sobering time. >> still, his cancer battle does not dampen his spirits. >> when the kennedy story is told 100 years from now, it will have to be told as each brother fell the next one took over. so junior died in world war ii. and then jack kennedy became the kennedy to take the banner of political life over for the family. when jack died, it was bobby. and when bobby died, it was teddy. and after they were all dead, he remained on the scene for decades as a public figure, as a senator, and somebody who believed in the causes that they had believed in and tried to carry them forward. >> senator edward kennedy spent decades in congress fighting for liberal causes. his legacy, public service and his concern for america's least powerful. as he said so many years ago, the work goes on, the cause endures, and the dream will never die. that's all for this edition of "headliners and legend," i'm lester holt. thank you for watching. >> teddy. let's play "
Aug 27, 2009 5:00pm EDT
. and when the war is over, you will return to us. the united states government, democratic and republican never said when do we get a lawyer, where do they have a trial? that was never anssue. we never heard anybody 7 or 8 years ago talking about that and educating the public that's what the standard should be. >> you said the procedures exceed the procedures that the hage terms of protection for people. you've also indicated that you have a couple of suggestions that you've made relative to our language, other than those two suggestions. do you believe this is the right direction for us to go as we've drafted it? yes, senator, i do. >> admiral hutson, let me put the question to you more precisely perhaps, we've had witnesses not just today but long before today that point to the implausibility of some of the procedures being provided to the detainees including miranda warnings to prisoners that are captured in the course, the pack ability of documents the chain of custody, the difficulti by the need it use highly sensitive national security information, including evidce who's identity ca
Aug 18, 2009 5:00pm EDT
hand when it comes to cooperation. in the u.s. we have found a partner that provides us with cooperation and also provides us with an effective friendship and leadership in this area. it is important to be able to carry out effort such as these everywhere. drug-trafficking is something that we will make sure is going to stop. and it is only when everyone is cooperating that we will be able to achieve this. columbia wants this completely and we know that the -- columbia wants this to the and we know the u.s. will help us towards this goal because we know this will be a benefit to vote -- to all of us both regionally as well as on our entire continent and eventually the entire globe. columbia does not just ask for cooperation. we also offer cooperation when we can -- colombia does not just for cooperation. we also offer corp. when we can. and we have learned from the suffering. we are trying to provide our experience in haiti, mexico, guatemala, panama. we are delighted that we will çsoon be signing agreements wih the united states on this very topic and we hope that we
Aug 22, 2009 8:00pm EDT
are about to see. i think justice souter has been a magnificent justice or any of us who had the privilege of arguing before him and the court. we all know that he was extraordinarily well-prepared, fair minded, extraordinarily probing, and a lucid questioner. he was one knew i would hark back to the great moment when i was able to persuade justice souter to come out to present a eulogy to my late, great colleague and mentor, gerald gunther. justice souter is not a man who likes to travel. he likes new hampshire. i called up his secretary. he loved gerald's but because he said he should approach each case and decided as carefully as you can for that case. he had written him a fan letter about the book. i was unable to get justice ginsberg to come to the eulogy because she was being inducted into the women's hall of fame. i tried justice souter. i called up and the secretary said you never get him to come. is that in connecticut? no, it is in california. he will never go to california. he only likes to go to new hampshire. five seconds later, might line rang, and it was david souter. he sai
Aug 4, 2009 2:00am EDT
and friends, it is an honor to have you with us today and it is an honor for us to host this important celebration. early this year, mason was privileged to be one of the many universities and colleges across the nation to commit itself to the yellow ribbon education enhancement program. a provision to have post 9/11 veterans, the act in 2008, this initiative is designed to extend higher education funding for service men and women who served after the september 11 2001 attacks. i know that mentals of that day still re-- memories of that stay dill remain in all day still remain in all of our hearts. each-year mason's military and veterans office serves nearly 1,000 active duty reserve national guard and veteran students. it provides them with assistance and academic counseling. just as important, this office helps our military men and women adapt from military life to collegiate life and establish a sense of community in what to many is a new environment. we take much pride in the work of this office. today's celebration would not be possible without the leadership and vision of virgini
Aug 23, 2009 9:00am EDT
in a very readable book and i know that john and elizabeth had have special comments for us and join us for the q & a afterwards. so please join me in welcoming to the podium, john roberts. >> just a little bit over 50 years ago, a very enigmatc monk sailed into the harbor of new york to settle into the saw it's. i decided to start this morning talking about him, because he turned out to be the living human bridge in a changing political movement to maintain tibet's freedom that began as a cold war operation in the 1950's under president truman, and continued to become a counterculture cause up till today, where it's a mass global movement. and that transformation of a political movement to maintain freedom for an occupied country is really a kind of profound thing. the monk was a colmic mongolian. they shared tibetan buddhism going back 50 years with the dalai lama and the tibetan theocracy. he never would have come to the united states if it weren't for world war ii. at the end of world war ii, there were many displaced people in the soviet union including in mongolia and a coup of ca
Aug 9, 2009 7:00am EDT
is in it? i really want to know what it will cost us, and basically, really, i am so concerned about the fact that it will eventually crowd that any private insurance -- crowd out any private insurance. i think that it is so un- american. host: thanks for calling in. you can also send us an e-mail or a tweet. cspanwj is our twitter address. good morning, caller. caller: good morning, i'm so happy that you have this topic this morning. my question is, concerning these town hall meetings, when max baucus heard his meetings and doctors and nurses showed up at the table, they could barely make a peep and they were escorted out and put under arrest. this seems contrived. why is it that over and over again at these open, public hearings, people who disturb the peace this way are not been arrested? and locked out of the hearing said that discussions can take place? it seems so contrived. it makes me question what kind of democracy we have here that some people are more equal than others. some people can disrupt and cause a disturbance and the law enforcement is not called the in to stop tha
Aug 23, 2009 7:00am EDT
on detainee tactics. one of the headlines this morning says that the cia used a gun and a power drill to threaten duties. we want to get your reaction this morning. -- to threaten detainee's. in the paper this morning, reporting on this story -- here is the headline. it says a bush officials filed the charges over tactics in this terror case. the reporters with their leaves say that a cia officer who allegedly used a gun to intimidate it captured al qaeda suspect was formally disciplined for violating the agency's rules for conducting interrogations', but the bush administration justice department officials ultimately declined to file charges against him, according to two former intelligence officers familiar with the case. this is in "the washington post" today. there are a lot of related stories in the papers today. in this particular case they write that the cia officer eventually resigned. this was confirmed yesterday. inspector general's report which is slated to be released in the classified form tomorrow. the first call on all of this -- todd on the independent line. caller: he
Aug 8, 2009 10:00am EDT
the senate vote this week and cnn's elaine quijano joins us live from the white house. elaine, what are people expecting to see during the swearing-in ceremony? this is the first time we'll be able to have media cameras in the room. >> reporter: yeah, it's going to be fasten aitding to watch all this but quick. we're expecting a very brief ceremony, first of all, when this takes place in about an hour or sorry, as you mentioned. first up, 40 45 minutes or so, a private swearing-in ceremony. this is going to be the swearing-in ceremony that uses the constitutional oath, something required under the u.s. constitution. then the judge will take a second oath at about 11:00 a.m., the one required under federal law. it's just a few lines long, and during that, the judge will pledge to administer justice impartially, looking on will be judge sonia sotomayor's mother, selena, as well as her brother juan and we're told that they will actually hold the sotomayor family bible during that public swearing-in ceremony. we are expecting it will go by very fast. not more than a few minutes long as
Aug 29, 2009 9:00pm EDT
speech, and that was on the question of civil rights. i have seen what discrimination at home does to us. this is not a political issue. it is a moral issue. >> i was very conscious that that whole move to strike down the barriers of race, was perhaps the most difficult crisis that the country has come to grips with. and the president wanted to make the progress in civil rights, recognized the moment in terms of american history, so was a very emotional time with the lunch counter sit-ins, the dogs, biting at students from george wallace, and the school house door, with calling out the national guard in southern states. >> go home! >> and it was a time when there really had to be strong presidential leadership. >> we are confronted primarily with a moral issue. it is as old as the scriptures and is as clear as the american constitution. >> president kennedy was the one that called it the greatest moral issue that we face, the first president to do so. and i think that that really goes back to the time of my mother's sort of teaching, and the lessons that she was able to give to us, in te
Aug 17, 2009 4:00pm EDT
's biggest stars was treated by u.s. immigration officials we're learning new details right now of the incident that's grown to a real international controversy. i'm wolf blitzer in cnn's commander for breaking news, politics, and extraordinary reports from around the world. you're in "the situation room." >>> he's been focusing like a laser beam on health care reform, but for a brief time today, president obama put america's servicemen and women front and center speaking at the convention in phoenix and vowing more money and help for vets struggling to deal with life after combat. let's go to our senior white house correspondent, ed henry. what was the president's basic message to the vets? >> reporter: urging more patience in afghanistan, a war that has been going almost eight years, the president telling me that the fighting is fierce, that the u.s. will not defeat the tlaliban overnight. out here on the streets of the convention center, some of the groups that used to stalk president bush about the war in iraq are beating up on president obama, claiming he's escalated the wa
Aug 15, 2009 10:00am EDT
. the nation has given authority to these officers that they will use it to serve the military and the nation. this authority is derived from law. it gives these soldiers power over their soldiers. however it does not ensure this power will be used well. you become a positive leader when your rank is ratified in the hearts and minds of your subordinates. when your troops follow you out of respect and confidence and not out of fear of your authority. that's quote number one. . the most effective student historically have been those led by leaders of positive character. it is said to ask these questions. does our present possess the character trait for a successful leader? does he inspire confidence? is he the kind of leader we would choose in a crisis? the answers are obvious. what can we do? we must be like the man from pennsylvania. we must use the power of the internet to reach analyze and communicate with the government and keep people in -- accountable. we must and against a subtle but growing tierney of our time. we must take america back. thank you very much. and [applause] >> ladies an
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